Pelican Park in Clontarf

pelican park playground clontarf

Come fly a kite, paddle in the ocean, watch the pelicans or explore the all abilities playground with your Brisbane Kids at beautiful Pelican Park. Make sure you pack your hat and sunscreen as you may stay all day!

Pelican Park  The Fun

This expansive park, located as you exit the bridge into Clontarf, is a winner for locals and tourists alike. There is a stretch of beach, two fenced playgrounds, a bike path, liberty swing, boat ramp and lots of pelicans! With sheltered tables, electric barbeques and a beautiful outlook, it is the ideal location to enjoy a picnic, a barbeque or some takeaway food from nearby cafes.

Playground Number 1

The first playground near the visitor centre is fenced and is close to where the pelican feeding takes place at 10am every single morning. It is also located close to the Liberty swing, boat ramp and sheltered eating area with barbeques.

playground near visitor centre at pelican park

Playground Number 2

The playgrounds are linked by a narrow internal road and the second playground, like the first, is fully fenced. It also has a sheltered barbeque area that overlooks the playground.

playground that is fenced with shade at pelican park

Imagination Factor

Brisbane Kids will love looking out for the ships offshore, while aboard their own ‘ship’ in one of the playgrounds. Brisbane Kids can also do some pretend or real fishing, and if you don’t catch anything, there’s a fish and chip shop nearby! It’s also a beautiful spot for shell collecting and hunting for pirate treasure!


Special Needs

We love the fact that Brisbane Kids (and adults) of all abilities can relax at this seaside park. Visitors in wheelchairs can swing their way to freedom on the Liberty Swing. A key is required to access it and is available from the tourist information centre located at the main entrance to the park. The park also has accessible toilet facilities, water fountains and picnic tables. There are many paths suited to wheelchair and pram use.

Liberty swing with a view pelican park

Pelican Park Features

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities
  • Two fully fenced playgrounds
  • Partially sheltered
  • Chip bark and rubber base
  • Liberty swing (key required from tourist information centre at main entrance)
  • Forts
  • Slides
  • Rockers
  • Swings
  • Climbing structures
  • Hanging seesaw
  • Grassy open spaces
  • Bike paths suitable for prams, wheelchairs, scooters and bikes
  • Plenty of off-street parking
  • Electric barbecues
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Water fountains
  • Beach-side location suitable for fishing
  • Boat ramp
  • Rubbish bins

pelican feeding pelican park brisbane

Some other great Brisbane playgrounds nearby are Suttons Beach Park and Amity Playground.

Pelican Park is located on Hornibrook Esplanade in Clontarf.

Check out our list of other Brisbane All Abilities Parks with Liberty Swings.

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2 responses to “Pelican Park in Clontarf”

  1. Fiona Thomas says:

    They need to replace the large shade that’s missing over the main play set as only the swing has shade

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